Colchester United 1-0 Southend United

(16′ mins): Harry Seaden used his feet to thwart Jevani Brown after the U’s leading marksman had wriggled clear, while Shamal George superbly saved from Spurs loanee, Kazaiah Sterling, as early opportunities were exchanged.

But it was clear that Colchester were the more fluent. Michael Folivi’s effort was blocked, and when the resulting flag-kick was recycled by Kwame Poku, Brown met the cross with a neat header to hand the U’s the lead 

Brian Jeeves

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